Quinoa (Keen-wah)

Lost your marbles lately? That's okay as long as you have not lost your quinoa. Considered a whole food, quinoa is jam packed with 9 essential amino acids, protein, and dietary fiber, not to mention a hand full of minerals and vitamins! Can your marbles do that for you? We think no. Naturally gluten free, quinoa is great by itself, but is easy to dress up with veggies, nuts, mushrooms, dried berries...etc.  Since we are nuts about Trader Joe's quinoa, check out one of our favorite recipes:

Trader Joe's List Nutty Quinoa: 
1 cup Trader Joe's Tri-Color Quinoa (or original works too)
2 cups of water
1 tbsp coconut oil 
a few pinches of salt

Add the ingredients above to a pot and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and add the following: 

1 cup  favorite trail mix (we like simply almonds, cashews, and cranberries)
2 cup mixed veggies: cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms--optional 

Once the above have been added keep heat on simmer and put a lid on it. Let cook for 15-20 min and enjoy! 

Serves 3

Call me skinny because sharing is caring-- share your favorite recipe!

Nutrition information for Trader Joe's Organic Tricolor Quinoa 

1 comment:

  1. I somewhat believe Quinoa falls into a black hole of under-appreciation in the nutrition world. This oat is so versatile it can be used to make breakfast, lunch or even dinner! If you aren't successful preparing it your first time, try and try again because this stuff is amazing!


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